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Popular TV Hunting Show to
Feature United Country Properties

   
July 22, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –United Country Real Estate and Trained Assassins announced today that they have joined together to film unique hunts and hunting properties across the US. The affiliation will provide United Country agents, brokers and auctioneers another platform to showcase some of their best hunting and recreational properties for sale nationwide.
Doug McGeoghegan Joins
United Country – Green Fields Real Estate


June 6, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Doug McGeoghegan, Licensed Real Estate Broker, recently joined the sales team at United Country – Green Fields Real Estate.  Green Fields’ principal office is located in Vacaville, Calif.
United Country Real Estate Welcomes Jim Jones to Team

   
M
ay 11, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, a fast-growing real estate franchise company focused on lifestyle, small city, rural and country properties, announced a new addition to its national sales team – Jim Jones. Jones has a strong knowledge and expertise in ranches, hunting property, land and business strategy. 
United Country Real Estate Brings New Talent to Team


May 3, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, a fast-growing real estate franchise company focused on lifestyle, small city, rural and country properties, announced a new addition to its national sales team – Travis Wofford. Wofford has a strong knowledge and expertise in ranches, hunting property, land and proven business strategy.
United Real Estate Group to be Featured on CBS’
“Undercover Boss,” Friday May 20th

   
May 2, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Real Estate Group, a fast-growing real estate franchise company that operates multiple brands nationwide and in select countries internationally, will be featured on the popular CBS reality series, “Undercover Boss.” The show will be broadcast at 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, May 20. This will be the first time a real estate franchise has been featured on the popular program.
United Country Real Estate Offer Advanced Mapping for Land Clients


February 19, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –United Country Real Estate and MapRight announced today that they have joined together to offer advanced mapping services for land clients. The affiliation will provide United Country agents, brokers and auctioneers a custom mapping platform to build layered maps for their properties.
United Country Real Estate Celebrates 90 Years of
Innovation in Lifestyle and Rural Real Estate

   
February 19, 2016 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real announced its 90-year anniversary celebration will be held at the Training and Awards Convention held in New Orleans Feb. 24-26.  During the convention, United Country agents, office owners and auctioneers from across the United States will come together to celebrate the historic milestone and participate in hands-on training, networking events and learning sessions on new innovations the company is launching in the upcoming year.
Local Auctioneer Inducted into Arkansas Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame


February 17, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Arkansas Auctioneers Association recently inducted United Country Real Estate auctioneer Joel King into the Arkansas Auctioneers Hall of Fame.  King is an owner and auctioneer for United Country – Dynasty Auction and Realty in Jonesboro, Ark.
Kansas United Country Real Estate Agent Honored
by Kansas Auctioneers Association

   
February 5, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Andy Conser, CAI, agent/auctioneer with United Country – Heart of America Real Estate & Auction in Oskaloosa, Kan., recently received the Award of Distinction from the Kansas Auctioneers Association.
Internet Searches for Lifestyle1
Real Estate Hitting Historic Highs


February 2, 2016 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The continued expansion of technology brought millions of real estate consumers to the World Wide Web to buy or sell lifestyle and rural real estate in 2015.  As buying decisions gain momentum online, United Country Real Estate’s web traffic reflects this trend in the buying cycle.
United Country Real Estate Among Top in
National Franchise Satisfaction Survey

   
January 7, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Franchise Business Review, a national independent franchise market research firm, announced that United Country Real Estate made its 2016 Top 200 Franchises list. This is the sixth year in a row that the lifestyle and rural real estate firm has achieved this distinguished recognition.
United Real Estate Group and
Sunbelt Business Brokers Announce Affiliation


October 21, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Real Estate Group and Sunbelt Business Brokers announces today that they have joined together to form a strategic affiliation. The affiliation will strengthen each organizations reach and capabilities to serve their clients’ sale and acquisition of businesses, real estate and industrial assets.
United Country Real Estate Announces Strategic
Partnership with Auction Flex

   
October 9, 2015 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate announces a new strategic partnership with Auction Flex and Bidopia– a full suite of auction software solutions with an industry leading online auction platform.
United Country Real Estate
Brings New Talent to Marketing Team


October 5, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate – a division of United Real Estate Holdings - announced new hires and promotions at its home office. The changes ensure the company’s dedication to its affiliates and clients.
United Real Estate Group Named One
of Fastest Growing Companies in America

   
August 25, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Inc. Magazine, a national magazine that focuses on growing companies, announced this week that United Real Estate Group made its 2015 Inc. 5000 list. The list recognizes the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the nation. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Many well-known companies gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
United Country Real Estate Gains
International Media Attention


August 17, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country – Panama Coastal Real Estate in Coronado, Panama, has gained the attention of network television and will be featured on an upcoming showing of House Hunters International. The show will be aired at 9:30 p.m. CDT on Sept. 17 on HGTV.
Internet Searches for Lifestyle1
Real Estate Hitting Historic Highs

   
July 17, 2015 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – More than ever, real estate consumers are flooding the Internet to search for dream properties. In May, millions of these consumers searched the Internet, interested in lifestyle1 real estate. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban real estate, visitor traffic at the firm’s national top-ranked lifestyle real estate website increased to record levels.
United Country Real Estate Accelerates Growth Plans


June 3, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate – a division of United Real Estate Holdings and the leading lifestyle- and rural-focused real estate franchising company – announced today that it has partnered with McCarthy Capital Fund V (“McCarthy Capital”) to more aggressively drive its rapid expansion. McCarthy Capital currently manages nearly $1 billion of investment capital across its portfolio specializing in helping grow strong businesses in partnership with existing management.
United Country Named Top Franchise
in National Franchisee Satisfaction Study

   
May 27, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm, announced that United Country Real Estate made its 2015 Top 200 Franchises list, the only national ranking of franchises based solely on franchisee satisfaction and performance data. This is the fifth year running in which the lifestyle and rural real estate firm has achieved this distinguished recognition.
Land Sales Lead Growth in Lifestyle1
Real Estate Market


May 20, 2015 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Land sales continue to show strong growth and stability in 2015. United Country is reporting a large increase in land sales volume driven by a 68-percent rise in recreational land and a 17-percent increase in vacant land in the first quarter of this year. Recreational land includes properties purchased primarily for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, horseback riding, watersports and nature conservation. Vacant land represents future development opportunities for residential, commercial or other investment uses.
United Country Real Estate Celebrates
90 Years of Innovation

   
May 11, 2015 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate – the nation’s leading lifestyle, small city and rural real estate company – is celebrating its 90-year anniversary during May, the month the firm was established in 1925. Founded by Roscoe Chamberlain in Kansas City, Mo., the company began looking for ways to advertise local properties nationally long before television and the internet. United Country changed the real estate industry forever by producing the first national real estate catalog to expose local small city, town and surrounding properties for sale on a much broader scale, regionally and nationally. That original 1928 real estate catalog is housed in the Smithsonian Institution, recognized as a marketing innovation of the era.
United Country Real Estate Experiences
Significant National Expansion


April 28, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate – the nation’s largest lifestyle and rural real estate company – has experienced significant growth increasing its network of nearly 600 offices by double digits. Forty five new real estate offices joined the franchise since 2014. These new offices will help to strengthen the firm’s already 5,000-strong network of lifestyle and country real estate professionals.
Victory Realty & Auction Inc. Affiliates with United Country Real Estate to Offer Unique Services

   
April 22, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Susan Hansen, principal broker, and Dennis Peters, auctioneer, have recently opened a United Country Real Estate franchise in Lake View, Iowa. Located at 315 High Street, this new office will be called United Country – Victory Realty & Auction Inc.
United Country, Texas Auction Academy Providing Evening Entertainment for NAA Conference Welcome Party


April 14, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –There’ll be some hootin’ and hollerin’ going on in downtown Dallas when NAA hosts a Texas-style shindig at Eddie Deen’s Ranch. United Country and Texas Auction Academy is providing the evening’s entertainment – nine-time Grammy winners Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel.
United Country Continues Valuable Support of
National Land Conference for RLI in Tucson

   
April 10, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country auctioneers and real estate experts arrived in full force at the National Land Conference for the REALTORS® Land Institute in Tucson, Ariz., March 23 through 24. United Country Real Estate, the largest national traditional and auction, lifestyle and rural real estate company, was a proud Gold Sponsor, and the firm’s affiliates made up roughly 10 percent of those in attendance.
Internet Searches for Lifestyle Real Estate
Hitting Historic Highs


March 23, 2015 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – As 2015 gets underway, real estate consumers have been using the Internet to search for dream properties more than ever. In January, millions of these consumers searched the Internet, interested in lifestyle1 real estate. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban real estate, visitor traffic at the firm’s national top-ranked lifestyle real estate website increased to record levels.
United Country Auction Services Conducts
National Auction Designation Program

   
March 10, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Auction Services – the nation’s largest integrated organization of auctioneers and real estate professionals – held its annual National Auction Designation Program on February 23 and 24 in Scottsdale, Ariz., allowing auctioneers from around the nation the chance to earn the United Country Master Auctioneer Designation (UCMA). As the nation’s first auction designation program offered by an international real estate franchise company, the course is tailored to advance the capabilities, proficiencies and knowledge of experienced auctioneers to improve their auction business performance and the consistent professionalism of the services delivered to clients.
United Country Real Estate Selects National Bank
Of Kansas City as Firm’s Mortgage Provider


February 10, 2015 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, the leading, fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals in the nation, has announced that National Bank Of Kansas City has become the company’s provider of mortgage services. In addition to being ranked as a Top 50 lender by Mortgage Executive magazine, National Bank Of Kansas City is ranked as a Top 20 VA lender* and has received a 5-star customer rating on Zillow.com.
Stepfan Swanepoel Ranks CEO Dan Duffy in Power 200

   
January 21, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Dan Duffy has been recognized as part of the next generation of real estate brokers by real estate education and consultancy firm T3 Experts. The firm is led by real estate speaker, consultant and author Stefan Swanepoel, along with technology and brokerage experts Michael McClure and Jack Miller. Since acquiring United Country Real Estate in 2006, Duffy was the only person to successfully launch two real estate companies during possibly the worst housing crisis in America’s history – United Real Estate and United Country Auction Services.
United Country Announces Keynote, Featured Speaker
Lineup for 2015 Training & Awards Convention


December 22, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate announced the keynote and featured speaker lineup for the 2015 United Country Training & Awards Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz. The 2015 event is scheduled to take place from Tuesday Feb. 25 through Wednesday, Feb. 27.
Residential, Ranch, Farm Sales Lead Lifestyle
Real Estate Market in September

   
December 15, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Land sales continue to show strong growth and stability in 2014. United Country is reporting a large increase in land sales volume driven by a 77-percent rise in ranch sales during the month of September versus 2013. That said, the largest segment of United Country’s business, residential property (representing 65 percent of total sales), was an even bigger story in October with an increase of 57 percent versus the same time last year.
United Country Joins Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at Cowboy Christmas, Hunter Expo in Las Vegas December 4-7


December 5, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – As a continuation of the strategic partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, United Country has sent a team of representatives to promote land ownership to conservation-minded people around the United States.  This year’s annual Elk Camp held by the RMEF, is being conducted in conjunction with the National Finals Rodeo, the Cowboy Christmas and the Hunter Christmas Show in Las Vegas this weekend.
United PRD International Increases International
Presence with Multi-City Tour

   
December 4, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.)  – United PRD International, a growing global partnership
between United Real Estate Group (United) and PRDnationwide, is sending a delegation to the Luxury
Properties Showcase (LPS) in Shanghai to showcase luxury properties to buyers in China. Participation
at LPS will be part of a multi-city tour of Beijing, Hong Kong and Guangzhou to meet with Chinese
real estate and auction officials.
United Country Auction Services Increases Portion of Total United Country Real Estate’s Sales Volume in Q3


Oct. 30, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) ––United Country Auction Services (UCAS), the nation’s largest integrated organization of auctioneers and real estate professionals, today announced an increase in auctions completed and acres sold, leading UCAS to account for a upsurge in its portion of United Country Real Estate’s total sales volume in Q3’14. UCAS, a division of United Country, increase its overall volume by 16 percent and its gross commission income by 9 percent.
Rural Real Estate Outpaces Market

   
October 9, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban, lifestyle real estate nationwide, reported continued momentum in sales volume for the month of August. The rural residential category was of particular note with strong double-digit growth over 2013 year-to-date.
America’s First-Ever National Real Estate
Catalog Goes Digital


September 22, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate – the nation’s leading lifestyle real estate firm – announced the launch of a digital version of its historic real estate catalog, which in 1928 was the first of its kind. The digital edition of the United Country Catalog will be available later this year as a companion to the printed version.
Major REO Real Estate Group and United Country
Auction Services Raise Over $65,000 for St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital

   
September 16, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, MO) - Over $65k was raised Sunday, September 14th for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in a joint fundraising effort by members of U.S. REO Partners - Default and Real Estate Professionals, United Country Auction Services and United Real Estate - Dallas.
Innovative Web Strategies Drive
United Country’s July Sales Momentum


September 9, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate reported record web traffic in July, which was reflected in company sales numbers for the same period. The nation’s leading lifestyle1 real estate firm recently announced increased activity across each of the primary lifestyle property type segments in which they specialize.
Innovative SEO Strategy Drives Record
Real Estate Buyer Traffic

   
September 3, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – More than 90 percent of real estate buyers start their search for property online1. In July, millions of these consumers searched the Internet looking for lifestyle real estate, which includes second and vacation homes, retirement communities, ranches, farms, horse, mountain, waterfront and other properties outside of urban cities. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of lifestyle real estate, visitor traffic at the firm’s national website increased to record levels. Consumers are finding the United Country national and local websites due to some innovative search engine optimization (SEO) strategies.
America’s Top Brokerages Announced
by The Land Report
®


August 4, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Land Report recently named United Country Real Estate among the top real estate land brokerage companies in the nation in the article, “America's Best Brokerages” in its 2014 Summer Issue. United Country is the largest land brokerage listed in this special report, which evaluated the nation’s leading land brokerages based on 2013 sales results.
Non-Urban Real Estate, Land Sales Build
Momentum in Spring, Early Summer

   
July 31, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, the largest seller of lifestyle and rural properties in the U.S., reported substantial gains in the first part of the year. Farms and country home sales volume realized extremely strong growth, experiencing double-digit increases, according to the global lifestyle property firm.
United Country Team Members Attend
CLA Game Fair in Oxfordshire, England


Jul 29, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Team members of United Country – the nation’s largest lifestyle1 real estate company – attended the Country Land Association Game Fair in Oxfordshire, England July 18 through 20. The CLA – which features the finest wares and purveyors for the hunting, fishing and land industries – is a highly attended event for United Kingdom and Western European land investors.
United Country Affiliates Support 2014
ACF National Conference

   
July 10, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country affiliates from across the nation attended and supported the 2014 Association of Consulting Foresters National Conference in Savannah, Ga., June 21 through 24. United Country Real Estate, the largest national traditional and auction, lifestyle and rural real estate company, was a proud co-sponsor one of the receptions and participated in the exhibitors expo to share the lifestyle firm’s story with attendees.
United Country, PRDnationwide Formalize
International Partnership


July 8, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, a division of United Real Estate Group – the rapidly expanding North American franchise network operating under the United Real Estate and United Country Real Estate brands, announced today that it finalized an affiliate partnership with Colliers International’s Asia-Pacific residential subsidiary, PRDnationwide, that will see the two groups combine their significant global influence, expertise and resources.
United Country Real Estate Marketing Recognized
with Multiple National Honors

   
July 2, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) has announced that United Country Real Estate’s global auction marketing team, Enhanced Marketing Solutions®, has received awards in numerous categories in the 2014 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition. Through this annual contest, which is presented in partnership with USA TODAY, the nation’s most successful auction marketing companies compete for coveted awards highlighting the most innovative and effective auction marketing campaigns. This year marks the sixth consecutive year that United Country has been recognized as award winners in the competition.
Preferred Land Financing Offered via New Partnership


June 25, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate – the nation’s largest lifestyle1, land and small city real estate company – announced a partnership with AgAmerica Lending to create United Country Real Estate – Land Finance. AgAmercia Lending provides an advantaged land and small city private lending service, capable of very advantaged financing options for purchasers of lifestyle real estate, especially ag land, timberland and recreational land. AgAmercia Lending has extensive lifestyle real estate and land focused lending experience and the ability to fund properties from $50,000 to $100 million.
United Country Real Estate Partners With
Kaplan Real Estate Education

   
June 9, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate – the nation’s largest lifestyle1 real estate company – has partnered with Kaplan Real Estate Education to offer additional training to its network of over 4,000 brokers, agents and auctioneers. This partnership will allow real estate professionals affiliated with United Country to receive training at a discounted rate.
Former Cabela's Real Estate Offices
Join United Country


June 3, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Numerous former Cabela’s Real Estate offices and associates have joined United Country Real Estate – the nation’s largest lifestyle1 real estate company – in the past several months. These offices turned to United Country to leverage the national advertising program, technology solutions and training needed to provide superior services for their clients’ recreational, ranch and farm properties.
United Country Auction Services Launches
National Auction Designation Program

   
May 29, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –– United Country Auction Services (UCAS), the nation’s largest integrated organization of auctioneers and real estate professionals, held its annual auctioneer conference on May 19-21 and launched its new United Country Master Auctioneer (UCMA) Designation Program. As the nation’s first auctioneer designation program offered by an international real estate franchise company, the course is tailored to advance the capabilities, proficiencies and knowledge of experienced auctioneers to improve their auction business performance and the consistent professionalism of the services delivered to clients.
Land Real Estate Issues,
Expertise Draws Record Crowd


May 6, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Land remains a hot topic in real estate today with important issues ranging from farmland values, changes in the timberland market, recreational property trends, ranch management, development land issue, investment considerations and more. These important land real estate issues and more were presented and discussed at the recent the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) conference held in March.
United Country – iAuctionRealty.com Facilitates
Record Land Auction, Drawing $6 Million In Sales

   
April 24, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –– United Country Auction Services (UCAS), the largest integrated organization of auctioneers and real estate professionals, today announces its franchise office, United Country – iAuctionRealty.com, recently facilitated the sale of 432 acres of farmland in Sangamon County, Illinois, resulting in more than $6 million in sales. A record sale for the county, the farmland auction successfully demonstrates the UCAS blended sales model of adjoining conventional listings and auction marketing methods in order to best market and sell a property.
United Country Auction Services Celebrates More Than
$94 Million in Total Sales with Online Platform


April 16, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –– United Country Auction Services (UCAS), the largest integrated organization of auctioneers and real estate professionals, today announces that since March 2013 its offices have collectively conducted 415 auctions using the company’s online auction platform, accounting for more than $94 million in total sales.
United Country, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Renew Strategic Partnership

   
March 11, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Recreational property and land conservation go hand in hand. No two organizations know this better than United Country Real Estate and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. With this understanding, the two firms have announced they will renew and extend their strategic partnership for three additional years.
Land Sales Continue to Lead Lifestyle1 Real Estate Market


February 18, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Land sales showed strong growth and stability in 2013, and are continuing their climb at the beginning of 2014. United Country is reporting large increase in land sales volume driven by a 74-percent rise in ranch sales during the month of January.
Internet Searches for Lifestyle Real Estate
Hitting Historic Highs

   
February 17, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – As 2014 gets underway, real estate consumers have been using the Internet to search for dream properties more than ever. In January, millions of these consumers searched the Internet, interested in lifestyle1 real estate. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban real estate, visitor traffic at the firm’s national website increased to record levels.
United Country Auction Services Sponsors
NAA’s 2014 Internet-Only Auction Summit


February 11, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, MO.) –– United Country Auction Services (UCAS), the largest integrated organization of auctioneers and real estate professionals, is sponsoring the National Auctioneers Association 2014 Internet Only Auction Summit: Real Estate in Atlanta. Kicking off today, the two-day event will host nearly 150 auctioneers well versed in Internet-only real estate auction services and will address best practices, expert techniques, and commentary on the facilitation of online auctions.
Real Estate Trends and 2014 Outlook

   
February 10, 2014 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Both residential and land sales showed strong growth and stability in 2013. Pent up demand, much improved consumer financial health, rising rents, low mortgage rates improving economic conditions and increased confidence in residential property as an investment all point toward an optimistic look at the real estate market outlook for 2014. Most industry leaders agree the market will show modest increases or remain similar to 2013. United Country recorded a 9% rise in residential sales volume, which gives insight into the non-urban, small city, town and surrounding property (non-urban) markets across the nation that the company specializes in.
United Country Named Among Best Franchises for Veterans
Lifestyle Real Estate Firm Provides Model Desired By Former Service Members


November 11, 2013 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate has once again been listed as one of the best franchises for veterans by Franchise Business Review, who surveyed nearly 3,000 past military member franchisees, representing close to 300 franchise brands, to compile its list of the top 100 vet-friendly franchises. The research findings, published this week in Veterans and Franchising 2013, show that franchisees with military experience prefer certain franchise models.
United Country Names New Director of
Business Development, Area Vice President

Jimmie Dean Coffey Will Recruit Real Estate Franchises in Indiana, Auctioneers Nationwide
   
November 5, 2013 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., recently announced the appointment of Jimmie Dean Coffey to the position of director of business development for United Country Auction Services and area vice president – Indiana for United Country Real Estate.
Recreational Land Buyers are On The Hunt Again
Farmland Holds Steady Plowing Over 2012’s Record Highs


October 7, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – While the real estate industry saw farmland selling at all-time record highs last year given its strong economic justification, this year’s story appears to be the return of more discretionary land purchases. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban real estate, recreational property sales are up double digits compared to 2012.
More Home Sellers Chose Auctions in August
Sales, Average Prices Up Versus 2012

   
September 17, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – As the home market continues its march toward recovery, home sellers are continuing to find value in using the auction method of marketing to bring buyers to their properties. According to United Auction Services, a division of United Country Real Estate, August residential numbers were up from the same period last year.
More Buyers Seeking Lifestyle & Rural Real Estate
UnitedCountry.com Breaks All-Time Web Traffic Records in July


September 10, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – More consumers than ever begin researching purchases online, including over ninety percent of real estate buyers. In July, millions of these consumers searched the Internet, interested in lifestyle real estate. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban real estate, visitor traffic at the firm’s national website increased to record levels.
United Country Dominates The Land Report’s
2013 Top Auction Houses Report

   
July 29, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Auction Services has once again earned the #1 spot on the Land Report’s special report “America's Top Auction Houses.” The article, which appears in the Summer 2013 issue, highlights the nation’s leading auction companies based on land auction sales. United Country sat atop of the list of competitors with over $500 million in auction sales for 2012.
United Country Real Estate
Grabs Top Spot Franchisee Satisfaction Awards

July 11, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Franchise Business Review announced today that United Country Real Estate ranked #2 of all real estate franchises and #26 in all categories in the nation for the 2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. This ranking is part of a national project that looks at franchisee satisfaction of the country’s most popular franchise companies.
United Country Real Estate Appoints International
Director of Oil & Gas Mineral Division

Shawn Terrel Will Spearhead Firm’s Specialty Property Group Division

   
June 5, 2013 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., recently announced the appointment of Shawn Terrel of Smithville, Mo., as international director of the firm’s Oil and Gas Mineral Specialty Property Group Division. In this new role, Terrel will act as United Country’s subject matter expert in all matters pertaining to oil and gas mineral rights and transactions.
United Country Real Estate Earns
Multiple National Auction Marketing Honors

May 17, 2013(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) has announced that United Country Real Estate’s global auction marketing team, United Marketing Services, has received awards in numerous categories in the 2013 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition. Through this annual contest, which is presented in partnership with USA TODAY, the nation’s most successful auction marketing groups compete for coveted awards highlighting the most innovative and effective auction marketing campaigns. This year marks the fifth consecutive year that United Country has been recognized as award winners in the competition.
United Country Real Estate Named
2013 Military Friendly Franchise

Prestigious G.I. Jobs Magazine List Places International Firm in Elite 10% of Franchise Brands
May 14, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate has once again been ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs Magazine. United Country is among only 10 percent of franchise brands nationwide to receive this honor. The 2013 Military Friendly Franchise® list, which represents the top 10 percent of the nation’s franchises that are doing the most to recruit military veterans, is determined through exhaustive research by the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Franchise team. The research includes a comprehensive survey of more than 4,000 franchises.
United Country Named Among America’s
Top Brokerages by The Land Report
®

May 7, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Land Report recently named United Country Real Estate among the top real estate land brokerage companies in the nation in the article, “America's Best Brokerages.” Closing over $2 billion in land sales annually, United Country is the largest land brokerage listed in this special report, which evaluated the nation’s leading land brokerages based on 2012 sales results.
United Country Selects PHH Mortgage
as the Firm’s Preferred Provider

Will Provide Rural Homebuyers a Variety of Loan Solutions
April 22, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest marketer and source of non-urban and lifestyle real estate, has announced that PHH Mortgage has become the company’s preferred provider of mortgage services.
United Country Steps Up Support of Annual National Land Conference for RLI in Las Vegas

International Real Estate, Auction Firm Reiterates its Commitment to Continuing Education
March 21, 2013 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country auctioneers and real estate experts arrived in full force at the Annual National Land Conference for the REALTORS® Land Institute in Las Vegas March 18 through 20. United Country Real Estate, the largest national traditional and auction, lifestyle and rural real estate company, was a proud platinum conference sponsor, and the firm’s affiliates made up roughly 10 percent of those in attendance.
United Country Expands Into New Regions in 2012
Lifestyle, Rural Real Estate Firm Shows Strong Growth

February 11, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest fully integrated auction and traditional real estate company, announced impressive growth in 2012 with 43 new franchise offices and multiple mergers. This expansion has allowed the lifestyle and rural real estate firm to expand its reach into the non-urban property market even further.
Lifestyle, Rural Real Estate Market
Interest at All-Time High

United Country Achieves Record Web Traffic in 2012

February 5, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Over ninety percent of buyers start their real estate search online, and in 2012 they showed record interest in lifestyle and rural real estate. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban real estate, visitor traffic at their over 3,500 websites experienced a dramatic rise in 2012 and early 2013.
Investors, Idyllic Lifestyle Seekers Flock to Non-Urban
Real Estate
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United Country Posts Record Results in 2012

January 28, 2013 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – There is no doubt about it … rural real estate is hot.  According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest broker and auctioneer of non-urban real estate, sales experienced a dramatic rise in 2012, resulting in a 27.6-percent increase in annual sales volumes versus 2011.
United Country Auctioneers Support
FFA 85th National Convention

Over $63,000 Raised at Alumni Benefit Auction

November 5, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Auction Services lent its support to the National Future Farmers of America 85th National FFA Convention & Expo by conducting their annual FFA Alumni Benefit Auction and Tailgate on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Indianapolis, Ind. The auction offered 10
items and raised over $63,000 in less than 40 minutes.
United Country Real Estate Partners With FYICode.com
Provides Buyers with Instant Information on Properties

September 17, 2012 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –United Country Real Estate, the nation’s
largest seller of lifestyle real estate, has joined forces with FYICode, the only national voice-activated,
hands-free mobile marketing system.
Hacienda Pinilla Announces Auction
to Secure New Owners, Fund Foundation

August 21, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Agroganadera Pinilla, S.A., the owner of Hacienda Pinilla Beach
Resort and Residential Community, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, announced today that it will offer qualified
investors and developers a unique opportunity to participate in an auction of the Hacienda Pinilla
to accelerate the realization of the vision for the project.
United Rural Real Estate Outpaces Market In July

United Country Real Estate’s Reports Triple-Digit Increases in Ranch Segment
August 3, 2012 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban, lifestyle real estate nationwide, reported a dramatic increase in sales volume for the month of July over
2011 numbers. Ranch land was of particular notice with triple-digit growth.
United Country Real Estate Expands
Its International Network in Costa Rica

Opens New Affiliate Offices in Dominical, Pavones
August 1, 2012 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, America’s largest seller of lifestyle real estate in the United States and Central America, has continued its 2012 expansion with 35 new franchises in the U.S. and the opening of two new offices in the Costa Rica, bringing their network size to 511 offices.
United Country Auction Services President Inducted
into Auctioneers Hall of Fame

Mike Jones Honored at National Auctioneers Association Convention July 19
July 27, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Little did anyone know back in November of 1978 that a skinny kid wearing red suspenders pumping gas at a Texaco service station in North Texas, would leave Dallas on a Braniff flight to Kansas City that would change his life forever and ultimately land him in the Auctioneer’s
Hall of Fame.
United Country Real Estate Add to
Small Business Administration Franchise Registry

Entry to List will Benefit New Affiliates, Open Doors for Existing Offices
July 16, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country has announced that the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved the United Country Real Estate franchise as one of only three real
estate franchises to be listed on its official Franchise Registry.
U.S. Real Estate Buyers Discover Mexico’s Hidden
Jewel as Two Leading Firms Join Forces

United Country Real Estate, CDR Debut Office in San Miguel de Allende
June 26, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Often compared to Santa Fe and Aspen in the U.S., San Miguel de Allende is valued as one of the most unique and desirable areas of Mexico by U.S. retirees and vacationers. That said, not many Americans know about or have discovered this fantastic area in Mexico yet.
United Country Auctioneers Support
Ducks Unlimited 75th National Convention

Over $300,000 Raised in Various Events

June 14, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Several United Country Auction Services auctioneers supported
the Ducks Unlimited 75th National Convention in Nashville May 30 through June 3. The auctioneers raised
over $300,000 during various events to support the organization this year, breaking all-time records for previous years.
Entire Montana Town for Sale
United Country – Mason & Morse Ranch Company to Put
Town of Pray on the Auction Block

May 23, 2012 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Owning property is a large part of fulfilling the American dream,
but how about owning an entire town? The offices of United Country – Mason & Morse Ranch Company of Glenwood, Colo., and United Country – Shobe Auction & Realty of Lewistown, Mont., have entered into
a joint marketing agreement to sell the entire town of Pray, Mont., at an auction event on-site on
June 27 at 6:30 p.m.
United Country Auction Services Receives
National Auction Marketing Honors

May 22, 2011(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) has announced that
United Country Auction Services’ marketing division, United Marketing Service, has received awards in
multiple categories in the 2012 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition. Through this annual
contest, which is presented in partnership with USA TODAY, the nation’s most successful auction marketing
groups compete for coveted awards highlighting the most innovative and effective auction marketing
campaigns. This year marks the fifth consecutive year that United Country has been recognized
as award winners in the competition.
United Country Real Estate Named 2012
Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs Magazine

May 22, 2011 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate has once again been ranked in the top 10 percent of all franchises nationwide and named a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise® by G.I. Jobs Magazine. United Country is among only 10 percent of franchise brands nationwide to receive this honor. The 2012 Military Friendly Franchise® list, which represents the top 10 percent of the nation’s franchises that are doing the most to recruit military veterans, is determined through exhaustive research by the G.I. Jobs Military Friendly Franchise team. The research includes a comprehensive survey of more than 4,000 franchises.
United Country Real Estate
Achieves Strong Growth in First Quarter of 2012
Company’s Sales Volume Up 23%, Expansion of
Affiliate Network in U.S., Abroad

April 9, 2012 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of lifestyle
real estate, has continued its expansion with the opening of 12 new offices in the United States and six
new affiliates in foreign markets. On top of this first quarter 2012 growth, the company has shown a
23-percent increase in real estate transactions during same period.
United Country Auction Services Conducts
Homes For Troops  Charity Auction

April 9, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Mike Jones, president of United Country Auction Services
conducted the auction portion of the 3rd Annual DFW Sporting Clays Event at the Dallas Gun Club
on Friday, March 30. The event’s purpose was to raise money to support the missions of Homes For
Our Troops, a national organization dedicated “to helping those who have selflessly given to our
country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11,
2001.” The auction event raised roughly $12,000 for the organization’s cause.
Lifestyle Real Estate Showing Strong Growth
United Country Realizing Record Expansion

April 2, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, the leading lifestyle real estate company in the United States, Costa Rica, Panama and the resort areas of Mexico, realized record growth in 2011 and is seeing the trend continue in 2012. The largest international real estate and auction services company saw an impressive increase in sales and website visitors last year, and received several award recognitions.
United Country Conducts 2012 Arkansas State
Ducks Unlimited Banquet

February 16, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Several United Country Real Estate offices from Arkansas,
Missouri, Louisiana and Oklahoma participated in the 2012 Arkansas State Ducks Unlimited Banquet Saturday, Feb. 11 in Rogers, Ark. The event raised nearly $20,000 to support conservation activities of the state chapter of Ducks Unlimited.
United Country Real Estate Grabs Top Spot
Franchise Satisfaction Awards
International Company Ranked #2 Real Estate Franchise in Nation,
#18 Best Overall

February 16, 2012 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Franchise Business Review announced today that United
Country Real Estate ranked #2 of all real estate franchises and #18 in all categories in the nation for the
2012 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. This ranking is part of a national project that looks at franchisee
satisfaction of the country’s most popular franchise companies.
Auctioneer's Chant Motivates and Captivates

February, 2012 – (USA Today) – The mystique of an auctioneer is one of fast-talking
and repetitive numbers bellowing through the air as the mood builds to a beautiful crescendo.
United Country Marketing Services
Vice President Named 2012 Rising Star

January 24, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Kevin Oldham has been recognized as a 2012 Rising Star by KC Business magazine. The third annual program honors outstanding Kansas City leaders under the age of 40 in both for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations.
National Land Auction Sales Accelerate In 2011 -
United Country Real Estate's Reports Triple-Digit Increases In Land Segment

January 16, 2012 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The big story in real estate and investment circles for 2011
was land. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of land nationwide, land sales
experienced a dramatic rise in 2011, resulting in a 20-percent increase and auction land sales that more
than doubled over 2010.
Making Money with Online Auctions

October 17, 2011 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – “What can I do to stimulate my business today and close more
sales?”  This is a question I am asked nearly every day of my professional life. The frequency with which I
hear this question is due in no small part to the current economic conditions affecting the U.S.
United Country Achieves Sixth Largest
Real Estate Franchise in the US

Aug. 1, 2011 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate® has achieved the rank of sixth
largest real estate franchise business in the United States, a jump of two positions since the last survey.
This leap has occurred in just two years and during what some have called the most challenging real
estate market in modern history.
United Country Auction Services Makes Strong Showing at 62nd International Auctioneers Conference and Show

July 25, 2011 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Auctions Services’ presence was alive and well for
the fifth year in a row at the National Auctioneer Association’s 62nd International Auctioneers Conference
and Show in Orlando, Fla., on July 11 to 15. Aside from the usual display exhibit, members of United
Country’s management team and affiliate auctioneers participated in a variety of capacities.
United Country Real Estate Honored as
2011 Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs Magazine

June 1, 2011 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate has been named one of the top military friendly franchises by G.I. Jobs in their recently released 2011 Military Friendly Franchise list. United Country
is among only 7 percent of franchise brands nationwide to receive this honor. The list was compiled through extensive research including polls of thousands of franchises nationwide and precisely developed methodology and criteria, which revealed the top franchises offering the most incentive to America’s veterans.
Own An Old West Town

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - At 5,300 feet, near Mount Haggin Wildlife Management Area, is a unique old
west Montana mountain town. Built for and operated as a B&B / Guest Ranch facility, the whole town has a
life of its own in a little Montana mountain valley. There are 10 total lodging structures, in addition to a
livery, laundry facility, mercantile, saloon, church building and more.
United Country Real Estate Receives National
Auction Marketing Honors

May 15, 2011(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) has announced that United Country Real Estate’s auction marketing division has received awards in multiple categories in the 2011 National Auctioneers Association (NAA) Marketing Competition. Through this annual contest, which is presented in partnership with USA TODAY, the nation’s most successful auction marketing groups compete for coveted awards highlighting the most innovative and effective auction marketing campaigns. This year marks the fourth consecutive year that United Country has been recognized as award winners in the competition.
United Country CEO, Dan Duffy Selected to Speak at 2011 REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles

May 14, 2011 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Dan Duffy, chief executive officer of United Country Real Estate,
was recently a featured speaker during the 2011 REAL Trends Gathering of Eagles conference held at
The Westin Denver Downtown, May 4-6, 2011. The exclusive, invitation-only event is held annually and
this year attracted more than 200 principals and CEOs from the nation’s 500 largest residential real estate brokerage firms plus senior management of the nation’s largest real estate franchise organizations.
United Country Real Estate Earns
Top Ranking for Franchisee Satisfaction

April 20, 2011 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Franchise Business Review (FBR) has named United Country Real Estate among their 2011 Franchisee Satisfaction Award winners. United Country, the largest integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals, earned the No. 15 ranking (Top 5 percent) in FBR’s Top 50 Franchises Report, a comprehensive listing of the nation’s leading franchises, based on a
survey of more than 10,000 franchisees representing more than 300 franchise brands.
United Country Real Estate Reports Record
Network Growth in First Quarter 2011

April 18, 2011 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, the largest integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals in the nation, announced today the addition of 17 independently owned and operated franchises to its expanding international network in the first quarter of 2011. This growth represents the most new franchise appointments within a given quarter for the company since 2007, and precedes the addition of an anticipated 90 franchise appointments in open market areas through the next nine months. Across the United States the company has formed franchise partnerships
with leading independent real estate agents and auctioneers looking for new platforms for growth.
United Country Leads The Land Report’s
2011 Top Auction Houses Report

April 6, 2011 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Land Report has named United Country Auction Services the
largest nationwide auction company in their special report, “America's Top 30 Auction Houses.” The article, which appears in the Spring 2011 issue, highlights the nation’s leading auction companies based on land
auction sales. United Country’s international network of franchise offices conducted more than 1,600
auctions in 2010, selling more than 66,000 acres of land at auction.
National Land Sales Surge in 2010
United Country Real Estate Reports Double-Digit
Increases in Land Segment

February 15, 2011 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – From farmers and investors to retirees and outdoor enthusiasts, 2010 found many people planting money in the soil—investing in land, that is. According to United Country
Real Estate, the nation’s largest real estate company specializing in land and lifestyle properties, land sales experienced a dramatic rebound in 2010, resulting in double-digit national increases.
United Country Named Among America’s
Top Brokerages by The Land Report
®

January 24, 2011 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Land Report recently named United Country Real Estate
among the top real estate land brokerage companies in the nation in the article, “America's Best Brokerages.” Closing approximately $1 billion in land sales annually, United Country is the largest land brokerage listed in
this special report, which evaluated the nation’s leading land brokerages based on 2010 sales results.
United Country's 2010 Real Estate Auction Summit
Brings Together More Than 100 Real Estate Auctioneers
and Brokers from Across the U.S. for Advanced Auction Training

November 1, 2010 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Auctioneers from across the nation gathered in Kansas City, Mo., October 25-26 for United Country Real Estate’s 2010 Auction Summit. The event featured 12 guest speakers who provided advanced real estate auction training to the more than 100 attendees on a wide variety of today’s most relevant industry topics.
United Country Real Estate Launches the First Lifestyle and Rural Real Estate Search Application for iPhone

October 12, 2010 (Kansas City, Mo.) – For the majority of buyers today, the search for real estate begins online, and with the growing number of highly mobile consumers, the ability to find the perfect property on
the go, with both ease and speed is essential. With that in mind, United Country Real Estate, the nation’s leading resource for non-urban, recreational and lifestyle properties, has announced the launch of their
free iPhone application, which allows users to instantly browse United Country’s MLS of more than 30,000
property listings throughout all 50 states and Costa Rica through its user-friendly search functionality.
United Country Real Estate Celebrates 85 Years
of Real Estate Marketing Innovation

September, 2010 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – From the first successfully transmitted television picture to the first printing of the literary classic, The Great Gatsby, 1925 was a year of many advancements and innovations.
It was also in 1925 that Roscoe L. Chamberlain set out to change the real estate industry with the founding
of what would become United Country Real Estate, in Kansas City, Mo., with the goal of giving people in
urban and suburban areas a “roadmap to the country.” His mission of providing a more effective way to
market country and small town properties has remained the foundation of the company throughout
its 85-year history
Online Real Estate Search Traffic Throughout
2010 Indicates Strong Buyer Interest

September, 2010 (Kansas City, Mo.) – While national real estate statistics in recent months have indicated sluggish sales growth, buyer interest in lifestyle and rural properties is still strong based on the upward growth of real estate search traffic. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s leading national lifestyle and rural real estate company, traffic to their portfolio of nearly 1,100 websites has tripled in the last three years, reaching three million unique visitors per month.
United Country Auctioneer Named Finalist of the 2010 International Auctioneer Championship

July 28, 2010 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CES, auctioneer with United Country – Gryphon Realty & Auction Group, was a finalist in Men's Division of the 2010 International Auctioneer Championship (IAC).
Ducks Unlimited and United Country Real Estate Launch
Recreational Real Estate Search Engine

June 23, 2010 (Kansas City, Mo.) – Ducks Unlimited, the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats, and United Country Real Estate, the nation’s leading real estate company specializing in land and recreational real estate, have recently announced the launch of a new recreational real estate search engine.
United Country Real Estate’s Auction Division Earns International Marketing Awards

June 24, 2010 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) has announced that United Country Auction Services was named winner of the 2010 NAA Marketing Competition in the business promotion and advertising/public relations categories.
United Country Real Estate Named among Nation’s Top Military Friendly Franchises

June 4, 2010 (Kansas City, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate has been named one of the top military friendly franchises by G.I. Jobs in their 2010 Military Friendly Franchise list, released this week. The list was compiled through extensive research including polls of thousands of franchises nationwide and precisely developed methodology and criteria, which revealed the top franchises offering the most incentive to America’s veterans. United Country is among the top 10 percent of all franchise systems nationwide to receive this honor, one of only two national real estate franchise brands featured on the list and the only real estate franchise offering discounts and incentives for veterans.
Former REALTORS® Land Institute National President, Michael Landreth, Joins United Country Real Estate

May 26, 2010 (Kansas City, Mo.) – Michael Landreth, ALC, CRS, GRI, and former national president of
the REALTORS® Land Institute, an affiliate organization of the National Association of REALTORS® dedicated to the education and accreditation of the nation’s top land brokers, has joined United Country Real Estate
Nation’s Real Estate Market Shows
Positive Momentum in Q1 2010

United Country Real Estate Announces Double Digit Sales Growth

April 20, 2010 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – How’s the real estate market?  It seems like a simple question,
but lately the answer has been clouded by predictions, outlooks and opinions more varied than the weather. It’s no wonder frustrated buyers, sellers, investors and real estate professionals want fewer predictions and more facts. The fact is there’s good news in the real estate market. According to United Country Real Estate,
a national real estate franchise system with more than 600 offices across the U.S., double digit sales
increases in the first quarter indicate an undeniable upward shift.
United Country Named America’s
No. 1 Auction Company by The Land Report

April 15, 2010 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Land Report  recently named United Country Auction Services the top auction company in the nation in the article, “America's Top 25 Auction Houses.” The article appears in the Spring 2010 issue, released this month.
United Country Real Estate Announces
Partnership with LandBrokerMLS.com

March 30, 2010 (Kansas City, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate today announced an exclusive partnership with Land Unlimited, Inc., parent company of LandBrokerMLS.com, a leading public resource for land real estate and professional resource for land brokers.
United Country Auction Services
Selected as Official Auction Company for
Ducks Unlimited 2010 National Convention

March 15, 2010 (Kansas City, Mo.) – Ducks Unlimited, the world’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America’s continually disappearing waterfowl habitats, has selected United Country Auction Services as the official auction company for their 73rd Annual National Convention to be held in Gaylord, Texas, May 26-30, 2010.
United Country Auction Services Vice President
Named 2010 Missouri State Auctioneer Reserve Champion
by Missouri Professional Auctioneer Association

February 22, 2010 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Shawn Terrel, vice president of United Country Auction Services, was named the 2010 Missouri State Auctioneer Reserve Champion on Friday, February 19 during the Missouri Professional Auctioneer Association’s Bid Calling Championship held in conjunction
with the Winter Convention in Columbia, Mo.
United Country Advances Position in Entrepreneur
Magazine’s 2010 Franchise 500® Rankings

January 15, 2010 – KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Country Real Estate has moved up among the top-ranked franchise organizations in the United States and globally, securing the No. 78 position in the 31st Annual Entrepreneur Magazine Franchise 500® survey. Outperforming hundreds of well known brands, United Country has continued upward growth in the rankings for three consecutive years.
United Country® CEO Named
Among Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate

January 15, 2010 – KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dan Duffy, chief executive officer of United Country Real Estate
has been named to the 2009 Inman News 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders list. The annual report recognizes Duffy among the top company leaders who command the attention of real estate professionals through their words and actions.
Auction Marketing Produces Immediate Results
for West Virginia Commercial Properties

December 15, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – As a result of a strategic alliance between United Country Auction Services, a division of United Country Real Estate (United Country), and Colliers International (Colliers), two commercial call centers in Beckley, W.Va., and Charleston, W.Va., recently sold.
United Country Real Estate Takes the
Search Out of Online Real Estate Searches

November 5, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) - For the majority of buyers today, the search for real estate begins online, so the ability to find the right properties with ease and speed is essential. United Country Real Estate has launched a series of specialty marketing web sites that make online property searches less about the search and more about discovery.
United Country Real Estate Wins Four
Awards for Excellence in Public Relations

October 26, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country was recently recognized for excellence in public relations by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. United Country Real Estate received four awards during the annual PRISM Awards Gala Oct. 16.
United Country Real Estate Announces
Top 10 Affiliates for Third Quarter

October 26, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo.,
has announced its top ten offices for the third quarter of 2009. Among the company’s nearly 650 offices located in 42 states and Costa Rica, the following local affiliates finished the third quarter of 2009 with
the highest gross commissions:
United Country Real Estate
Announces International Expansion

August 31, 2009 (Kansas City, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate today announced the expansion into their first international market. The company officially launched its international expansion strategy with a market leading office in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Best Places to Live
for Outdoor Enthusiasts Revealed

July 1, 2009 (Kansas City, MO) – Many Americans dream of owning a property or permanently moving to the country and among the list of benefits that draws them out of the city are the lack of traffic, crime and stress and the feeling of peace and tranquility offered by the country lifestyle. 
United Country Affiliates Elected to
National Auctioneers Association Board of Directors

July 21, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) elected new officers and board of directors last week at the 60th International Auctioneers Conference and Show in Kansas City.
United Country Real Estate’s Auction Division
Earns International Marketing Awards

June 2, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) announced today that
United Country Auction Services was named winner of the 2009 NAA Marketing Competition in the Online Marketing Campaign category.
United Country Named No. 1 Real Estate
Franchise and No. 19 Overall Franchise by Dun
& Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com

June 3, 2009 (Kansas City, Mo.) – In their annual AllStar Franchise List, Dun and Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com, a leading online resource for businesses, named United Country Real Estate the top-ranked real estate franchise system and in the Top 20 among more than 2,500 global and national franchise companies.
United Country Announces
Exclusive Affiliation with Earth Asset Partnership, LP

Earth Asset offers a comprehensive array of specialized real estate advisory services, including planning and valuation analysis for complex asset issues such as conservation and historic preservation easements, family property held in trust and multi-ownership problem solving.
Colliers & Auction Firm Form Alliance
Jan 8, 2009 - The Kansas City Business Journal - United Country Auction Services,

based in Kansas City, has aligned with Colliers International to provide accelerated transaction services to commercial real estate clients, the companies said Thursday.
United Country Named Among
Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Franchises

January 1, 2009 – KANSAS CITY, MO – Entrepreneur Magazine recently unveiled the 3oth Annual Franchise 500®, the world’s most comprehensive franchise ranking system designed to assist entrepreneurs in selecting the best franchise opportunities.
United Country Auction Services Teams
with Colliers International to Offer Accelerated Asset Resolution Services for Commercial Real Estate

December 18, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, MO, and BOSTON, MA) – United Country Auction Services, a division of United Country Real Estate, Inc. (United Country), and Colliers International (Colliers) announced today a strategic alliance to provide accelerated commercial real estate transaction services to their respective commercial real estate clients.
Best Investment in the Land
November 11, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, MO) - For the millions of Americans who have

become unsettled by recent Wall Street losses, identifying solid alternatives for current and future
investment has become a popular topic of conversation.
United Country Partners with FFA
to Support Students and Alumni Association

November 24, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – More than 54,000 FFA members and guests from across the country assembled in Indianapolis this October for the 81st National FFA Convention. Among those guests was United Country Real Estate, a major sponsor of the FFA and the primary sponsor of the annual alumni auction.
United Country Helps Raise More
Than $4 Million at Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball

November 1, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The American Cancer Society had another big year in Dallas as the community’s movers and shakers gathered on October 4 for the 35th Anniversary Cattle Baron’s Ball. The event was held at Southfork Ranch, home of television’s J.R. Ewing and family.
United Country Real Estate Enters
Exclusive Partnership with the American Outdoorsman

October 16, 2008 (Kansas City, Mo.) - United Country Real Estate®, the nation’s leader in recreational
real estate, and The American Outdoorsman®, the longest running television program dedicated to outdoor recreation, have joined in an exclusive partnership that will expose America’s best recreational properties for sale across the nation.
United Country Real Estate Celebrates
80th Anniversary of First National Real Estate Catalog

July 28, 2008 (Kansas City, Mo.) – In 1925, Roscoe Chamberlain founded United Farm Agency with the mission of providing city dwellers a ‘roadmap to the country.’ As a means of introducing country real estate for sale to potential city buyers in an age when travel was the only option for research, he created the nation’s first-ever real estate catalog to showcase these dream country properties.
United Country Multi-Property Auction a Huge Success
August 7, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Auction Services, the largest

integrated real estate and auction services company in the United States, proved on August 2 that
real estate buyers are out there if you know how to reach them.
United Country Real Estate
CEO Speaks at National Marketing Conference

July 24, 2008 (Kansas City, Mo.) – Dan Duffy, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for United Country Real Estate, served as keynote speaker for the 9th Annual Marketing World: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, held in Beaver Creek, Colo., on July 20-23. He spoke to approximately 5,000 leaders and managers from top companies such as Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, St. Jude Medical, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Xerox, IBM, Honeywell and Capital One.
United Country Vice President
Elected to National Auctioneers Association Board

August 5, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Shawn Terrel, vice president of United Country Auction Services, has been elected to the National Auctioneer Association (NAA) Board of Directors. The election was held on Thursday, July 10, at the 59th International Auctioneers Conference and Show in Nashville, Tenn.
United Country Real Estate's
Auction Division Earns International Marketing Award

May 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) announced today that United Country Auction Services was named winner of the 2008 NAA Marketing Competition in the Auction Printed Materials, Multi-Color, Business Liquidations category.
Multi-Property Auctions
Provide for More Efficient Home Sales

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 18, 2008 -- Between the housing market and mortgage crunch that
have left many sellers, buyers and financial institutions up against a wall, a one-size fits all solution may
be impossible to establish.
United Country Brings Industry Experts to
Kansas City Convention to Address Real Estate Trends

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 5, 2008)—You hear it almost daily: The real estate market is slumping, and
things aren’t looking bright in the future.
LEADING THE WAY - One Year After Starting
New Auction Division, United Country Leads Industry

January 2008 - AUCTIONEER MAGAZINE, Editor, Steve Baska. Auctioneers Mike Jones, CAI, GPPA, and
Shawn Terrel, CAI, AARE, are helping United Country Real Estate change the way the traditional real estate industry operates. Today this giant real estate company of 683 offices teaches a blended approach of considering auctions and traditional brokerage for every property.
United Country Featured In
Ducks Unlimited Membership Newsletter

With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization with almost 12 million acres conserved. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands − nature’s most productive ecosystem − and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.
United Country Named to
Entrepreneur’s 29th Annual Franchise 500

January 1, 2008 - KANSAS CITY, MO - Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and
most comprehensive franchise ranking, has recognized United Country® Real Estate among its 2008
list of top franchises.
Non-Urban Real Estate Experiencing
Increased Sales In 2007

Kansas City, MO- October 22, 2007- One bright spot in today’s real estate industry continues to be
non-urban markets, according to statistics released by United Country Real Estate this week. The company, which specializes in properties in small cities and towns across the United States, has shown strong growth
in many areas of the country in the first nine months of 2007.
United Country Real Estate Announces
Online Strategy Powered By Trulia.Com And Google

KANSAS CITY, MO- September 10, 2007- United Country Real Estate, the only national real estate franchise system specializing in real estate throughout the small cities and towns of rural America, announced today that the company has entered into a strategic marketing and listing strategy agreement with Trulia.com, America’s leading real estate vertical search engine.  Additionally, United Country is partnering with Google™ to provide its listing content via Google Base to google.com
United Country Auction Services President Helps
Educate Congressman About Industry

Kansas City, MO - May 2007- Mike Jones, United Country Auction Services president, joined fellow members
of the National Auctioneers Association at the Nation’s Capitol to participate in   “Auction Action on Capitol
Hill Day”.
United Country Real Estate and
Ducks Unlimited Collaborate for Conservation

KANSAS CITY, MO, July 26, 2007 – In a unique partnership focused on conservation, Ducks Unlimited announced today that United Country Real Estate is joining DU’s ranks as a proud sponsor.
United Country Named To
Wall Street Journal's List Of Top Franchisors

August 1, 2006- KANSAS CITY, MO- The Wall Street Journal published the results of a study of more than 2,500 U.S. based franchise systems across all market segments and named United Country Real Estate to its coveted list of 2006 “Top 25 High Performers.”
Country Real Estate Market Remains Strong
Despite Downturn Of Urban/ Suburban Market

August 1, 2006 – KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Country and micropolitan real estate markets remain strong despite
the declining numbers being reported in more highly populated urban and suburban areas of the nation according to United Country Real Estate.
United Country Announces New
Training Programs For Brokers and Sales Associates

June 2, 2006 – KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Country Real Estate announces the availability of two new
training programs: United Success Series!™ and United Fast Start!™ . Developed by United Country and exclusively available to its franchise partners, these computer-based training programs provide new and seasoned real estate professionals with additional training and resources to promote advanced skills
to better serve buyers and sellers of real estate.
United Country Secures
Investment Capital To Promote Accelerated Growth

February 28, 2006 – KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Country Real Estate announces that the company has secured growth capital to support its expanding network of affiliate offices through enhanced marketing and ancillary services for the benefit of its franchise partners.
   

   
   
   

   
   
   
    
   
   
    
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